• Last Updated on May 23, 2022

The Mardi Himal Trekking in the Annapurna region is one of the less crowded trekking destinations in Nepal. The entire area is dominated by the breathtaking view of Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Manaslu Himalayas in vast open space from an elevation of 5587. This trekking route was opened for Tourists in 2012 it is a naturally diverse trek that leads through gorgeous forests before ascending to rugged hills and several base camps. Make the journey through traditional stone-built villages and enjoy a stroll through rhododendron woods. Likewise, experience the ancient tradition and culture of local people along the way which gives you interesting vibes to make your trip even more fascinating.

The Mardi Himal Trek begins with a ride from Pokhara to Kande and treks towards Deurali. Starting from Deurali, hikers pursue the trail through rhododendron and timber woods, passing through Forest Camp. Following the trekking path of Forest Camp, there is the fresh trail to the Low Camp, which finishes on the open range on the second stop before the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The Mardi Himal Base Camp takes just 4 hours to walk from the high camp. Upon reaching the final destination of this trek you will explore breathtaking views of Annapurna massif, Macchhapuchre (6993m), and a close-up view of Mardi Himal (5553m).

Adventure White Mountain has been offering the best Mardi Himal Trek package along with an experienced and technically expert travel and tour guide. You can make your customized Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary as well, so feel free to contact us for further detail about the trek.

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Mardi Himal Trek Highlights:

  • Awe-inspiring geological phenomena and ancient culture.
  • Explore diverse habitats and panoramic landscapes, picturesque villages, breathtaking waterfalls, rivers, and lush hills Bewilderment fauna and flora.
  • One of the least exposed, less crowded, and only a few trekkers have taken it to the high and elusive valley of Mardi.
  • Get a close-up look at the stunning Annapurna Ranges and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Interact with locals to gain an intuitive understanding of their daily lives.

Best time to go on a Trek on Mardi Himal

The best time of year to trek/walk the Mardi Himal trek weather is subject to change through the Mardi Himal trail, however, the peak seasons to trek Mardi Himal are:

Autumn Season 

Autumn is the perfect season for a Madri Himal trek. Months like September, October, and December fall under autumn. It is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. Autumn is the post-monsoon period since the summer rainfall reveals the surrounding area of Annapurna. During the Mardi Himal Tour, the weather and temperature are about 20 degrees Celsius by day and the temperature will drop to 10 degrees during the night during the autumn season.

Spring Season

Spring is Mardi Himal Trekking's second-best time of the year. March, April, and May are the months that fall under spring. Several plants and flowers like rhododendron bloom during the spring. The local area is lush and new at this time of the year. This is the season when the beauty of wild flora and fauna is at its best. Since it is the pre-monsoon season, the skies are usually clear, giving you a better view of the mountains. During the spring season, the Annapurna region's daytime temperature will range from 17 to 20 degrees. At night, the temperature will drop to 0 degrees. You should also expect some light rain in late May.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty 

The Mardi Himal Trek is classified as moderately difficult. This trek helps you to explore Nepalese geography in its most natural condition. It will lead you through some of Nepal's most difficult trekking routes, with spectacular views of the Himalayas and mountains. You will walk through steep terrain, glacial paths, moraines, valleys, and other natural features.
The highest height you can reach is 4500 meters. The trek takes you to a maximum altitude of 3850m. If the acclimation days between the trek and the steady elevation rise are not adequately adjusted, it will result in altitude sickness. Our expertly built Mardi Himal Trek itinerary and experienced guides will keep you safe from altitude sickness.

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You can trek in the Himalayas without having altitude sickness if you take the proper precautions. Some of them are listed below:

  • Stay hydrated throughout the trekking journey.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and smoke.
  • Walk at your own pace.
  • Drink plenty of soups which help you to keep warm.
  • Carry Diamox or other prescription medications to relieve altitude sickness symptoms

Mode of transportation during the trek

You can travel in a private tourist car/van from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara to reach within 45 minutes, and then take a local bus from there to Kande. The time may vary on the kind of transportation you take to get there.

Electricity & Charging Facilities 

You do not need to be concerned with your electronic device on this journey. Accommodations provide convenient access to electricity and charging points. However, if there is a crisis, we recommend that you bring an additional battery/power bank. You may have to pay extra bucks for charging your devices in tea houses at higher altitudes. 

Sim Card and WiFi

You can purchase Nepali 4G sim cards and data bundles at the airport or from Thamel sellers. The data link is quick and stable in the capital, but when you approach the trail, the connection weakens as you gain altitude. The same is true for Wi-Fi, which is available for free in the city's hotels and restaurants but can require a small fee to use at high altitudes. 

Luggage 

During the journey, duffel bags would be the primary substitute for luggage, which will be carried by porters. Each person's load is carried by the porter, who weighs between 10 and 11 kg. You'll be carrying a day pack. In the day bag, hold your camera, mobile phone, and other electronic devices, as well as light snacks, water, papers, change currency, and other plus various objects. While trekking, you can leave your extra clothes and suitcases in the hotel's locker rooms for free.

Child policy

If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by an identified adult/guardian on the Mardi Himal Trek. Similarly, you must be an experienced trekker/hiker to participate in this adventure. There are no discounts reserved for trekkers under the age of 18. To learn more about our child policy, please contact our representative.

Personal expenses 

Shopping and additional stays are not included in the package price. Snacks and drinks outside of the three meals a day given during the trek are not included in the package price. For more detail, see our cost includes and excludes section.

Insurance/rescue/evacuation

There are no large hospitals along the way. In an emergency, the only way to provide you with urgent medical assistance is air rescue, which can cost a significant sum of money if not provided by the insurance provider. As a result, we strongly advise you to provide a comprehensive travel policy that covers air rescue, medical costs, flight delays, and personal property loss/theft.

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FAQs

How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek? 

Well, Mardi Himal Trek is not that much difficult as it sounds. Most people have myths regarding the difficulty of this trek but if you are physically and mentally fit along with proper preparation, you can easily reach your destination. 

What is the highest point of this trek?

This trek begins from Kande about 1275 m above sea level and goes on up to 4500 m which is Mardi Himal Base camp. But if there is heavy snowfall and the weather is constantly changing it is not safe to go up to Base Camp.

What is the best time to Trek Mardi Himal?

Although the Mardi Himal trek can be done any time in the year, the best time to do this trek is in the months of March-May and September-November. During these months temperature remains stable and you can witness crystal clear views of hills and mountain peaks. 

Are there Charging facilities in tea houses during the trek?

Yes, there are charging facilities in tea houses during the trek except in the High camp. But you have to pay if you have to charge your devices from solar energy. We recommend you to carry extra charges if in case there is a crisis of electricity. 

How long does it take to complete this trek?

It depends upon your itinerary but this trek can be completed within 7-13 days. 

What sort of weather can we experience in Mardi Himal Trek?

If we talk about the weather, the temperature reaches up to 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day whereas during the night it goes down up to -5 degrees Celsius. 

Can we trek Solo in Mardi Himal?

You can trek Mardi Himal by yourself as well but you may face some problems during the trek. Along the trail, there are always fears of wild yaks and leopards which can attack you along the trail. So it is better to walk in a group for your safety. Similarly, if you trek during the monsoon or winter season there are high chances of landslides, avalanches, etc. so, you need to be very careful while trekking solo.

What is the rough cost of the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal costs depend upon how many services you are getting and your itinerary as well. But it costs around $500 to $700 depending upon your customized itinerary. This trek is ideal for those who have a limited budget to explore the Himalayan ranges of Nepal. 

What if I get caught by altitude sickness during the trek?

The most important thing to keep in mind is how you feel day by day as you climb higher elevations. Because if you do not acclimatize properly during the trek you may feel symptoms of altitude sickness. In this case, you need to share your problems immediately with your trekking guide. He will arrange an emergency air evacuation (Helicopter charter) for your better treatment at the hospital. 
 

Dipak Sapkota

Namaste This is me Dipak Sapkota Born in the mid-west part of Nepal called Dhading district Ganesh Himal region. I want to personally thank you for visiting my blog. My experience includes over 15 years of traveling and trekking in Nepal. I want to share my experience with you and help you to accomplish your goals. As an Adventure, I understand the stress and excitement that coincide with travel.

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